Mozart: String Quartets KV 428, 458, 464, 465
Musikverein Quartet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807396
Barcode
00028948073962
Format
2-CD
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
String Quartet No. 16, KV 428*
String Quartet No. 17, KV 458 ‘The Hunt’
String Quartet No. 18, KV 464*
String Quartet No. 19, KV 465 ‘Dissonance’

Musikverein Quartet
Rainer Küchl, violin I
Peter Wächter, violin II
Peter Götzel, viola
Franz Bartolomey, cello

* FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall
Recording Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Peter Cooke
Recording Location: Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria, 15, 16, 19–21, 24, 25, 27 February 1979

Reviews

‘I cannot recall a more satisfying version of either [Nos. 16 & 17] even from the much treasured sets by the Pro Arte and the Smetana Quartet. … their playing is a sheer delight; phrases breathe naturally, there is a delightful sense of give-and-take between the players, and above all, a sense of enjoyment. One feels this is real chamber music-playing and that one is eavesdropping on domestic music-making of the highest quality without any sense of concert-hall projection that mars so many of the more celebrated ensembles now before the public.’ Gramophone

‘The outer movements of KV 464 in A are very brilliant … the variations slow movement is played at exactly the right tempo. … The outer movements of KV 465 call for even more bravura, and they receive it in abundance from the Viennese players … the slow movement – and indeed the Minuet and Trio – are played with great eloquence and with faultless feeling for tempo.’ Gramophone